What is bosskey.dll?

Bosskey.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if bosskey.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Bosskey.dll file information

The process known as AntiBoss plugin for Miranda IM or AntiBoss plugin for Miranda

belongs to software Miranda IM or Total Commander Ultima Prime or Miranda IM Razunter's pack or Dmikos Miranda pack (version v15) or Miranda IM HierOS Dream About or Friendly Miranda (version 7 Unicode Ru) or Miranda IM Anton King Pack or MirandaX Ardena

by Goblineye Entertainment.

Description: Bosskey.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file bosskey.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 37,888 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 92,160 bytes and 9 more variants. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows system file. Bosskey.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 90% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with bosskey.dll, you can also completely remove v or Total Commander Ultima Prime (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bosskey.dll. Therefore, you should check the bosskey.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This is the AntiBoss plugin for Miranda IM

Summary: Average user rating of bosskey.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving bosskey issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bosskey. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the bosskey.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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